Two NYSC Members Who are a Couple Establish Akara Business At University of Ibadan

Two NYSC Members Who are a Couple Establish Akara Business At University of Ibadan

  • Two members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are sharing their journey at their place of primary assignment
  • The corps members are a couple, and they have deployed their free time to pursue entrepreneurship
  • They shared videos online showing that they had started frying and selling akara, and this has inspired many people

A couple currently undergoing their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) shared what they were using their free time to do.

The man and his woman opened an akara (bean cake) business at the University of Ibadan (UI) Oyo state.

NYSC couples set up akara business.
The couple set up the business at the University of Ibanda. Photo credit: TikTok/@maypatronicng.
Source: TikTok

In a video seen on the TikTok handle of @the_gashmos01, the couple said they do the akara business each day after returning from their place of primary assignments (PPA).

The video showed how committed they were to the business and how members of the public patronised them.

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The couple acknowledged how hard it was to combine business with their NYSC, but their dedication inspired netizens.

When contacted, Agbogunleye Oluwaseun Ayomide told that they are not married yet, but confirmed that they are in courtship.

He said he and his fiancee, Olufemi Oluwatosin Oluwasanumi, both studied sociology at Ekiti State University (EKSU).

His words:

"We are both from Ekiti state. We were into the fast food business when we were in school, so we decided to start something here, too, and the inspiration of Akara came through the help of God. We are serving in Abadina College inside UI, but I camped in Imo state while my fiancee camped in Kaduna state."

Watch the video below:

Reactions as NYSC couple start akara business

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@todimu said:

"Wait, are they couples or siblings?"

@Ajoke Ade said:

"Please, boy, when you make it and get to the top, don't forget the lady that stands by you selling Akara. This is loaded please."

@Anjorins Vlog said:

"Omo. This kind of idea entered our head when we self dey serve. But the fear of the unknown and known no make us do am."

@Abike gold said:

"I hope using NYSC cloth will not affect you in any way? Just a question please."

@richman johnson said:

"This is great, wishing you both God speed."

@mumcy lateef said:

"God bless your handwork."

@adenike said:

"Good one but why didn't you put pepper and onion?"

@NeNu said:

"God bless you both and increase your business in Jesus name."

NYSC member with small stature goes viral

Meanwhile, a video of a member of the NYSC with a small stature was posted on TikTok and went viral.

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The lady who posted the video said the corps member was the smallest person in her NYSC orientation camp.

One social media user mentioned that the smallish corps member graduated from the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede.

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